Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lincoln Bicentennial Proof Set

The Lincoln Bicentennial Proof Coin Set has 4 themes. The themes are: Birth; Formative Years; Professional Life and PresidencyIt's not gold or silver but it is proof.  The Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Proof Set goes on sale tomorrow. The reverse has a scene symbolic of Lincoln's life.  The themes are: Birth; Formative Years; Professional Life and Presidency.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lincoln Bicentennial Penny: The Presidential Years

The Lincoln Presidential Penny has the Capitol Dome under construction which was finished before his death.
The fourth and last in a series of Lincoln Bicentennial Pennies.  It is the not yet completed Capitol Dome.

Why does the penny show an unfinished dome? From the U.S. Mint:
"It was in front of the rising dome that Lincoln began his Presidency and under the completed dome that his body lay in state..."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

On This Day In 1905

Mint employee George Edward Adams was arrested for stealing gold from deposits awaiting assay.  He was arrested in Seattle and would pose as a prospector and sell the gold in San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Zachary Taylor $1 Coin Releases Tomorrow

Religionists got the U.S. Mint to move "In God We Trust" to the front of the coin.  Apparently it was the work of Satan to have it on the reverse.